Burglaries, Attempted Robberies and Thefts from Cars
November update from Neighbourhood Watch
Moments before the attack, a passing Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team had passed the area and had seen the 3 youth’s acting suspiciously. The patrol turned back to investigate and it was then that the patrol witnessed the attack and heard the victim scream. The attackers, when seeing the police patrol approach, ran off empty handed, leaving their unfortunate victim badly shaken. The 3 youths escaped.
It is imperative for both male and females traveling/walking alone at night to be constantly aware of their surroundings. Stick to well lit routes to get to your destination even if they do take youon a slight detour.
School children traveling to/from school using electronic equipment in public places are also vulnerable to this type of theft.
Recent Attacks on Parked Vehicles in Hamilton Road
Please do not keep anything of value in unattended vehicles and warn any visitors not to do so.
In another recent incident, friends visiting residents living in Hamilton Road had their vehicle's front passenger side door mirror vandalized whilst it was parked overnight in Hamilton Road. Regrettably no one saw or heard the vandalism take place.
Burglar(s) enter the premises either by forcing open unsecured or weakly constructed front doors, or through open/unlocked windows.
Burglar(s) operate silently and confidently under cover of darkness. Although they prefer to enter unoccupied residences, they are prepared to take the risk and enter what could be an occupied residence. During the winter months and especially with the Festive Season fast approaching, please take all necessary security precautions.
Wonga Identity Theft
Please do all possible to ensure that your identity does not fall into the wrong hands. Before discarding any personal documents, including household bills that display your name and address ensure that they are shredded, or at least torn into small pieces.
November 16, 2012